New Year’s Eve wedding: Heidi + Jeff

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Toootally digging this utterly gorgeous Santa Monica wedding of the very stylish Heidi and Jeff. They got married on New Year’s Eve, which as you can imagine, makes for some verrrry fun, sparkly decor! The theme can be described as “glammed shabby chic,” lots of blue, silver, and gold shimmery, glittery bits – like a super fun holiday party. It’s so pretty! And believe it or not, was held in a backyard. You pretty much can’t tell, it’s that good!

Amelia Lyon captured the whole thing beautifully, starting with this lovely and fun shot of the couple with some outstanding geometric architecture behind them.

The sparkly jeweled neckline on Heidi’s dress is just to die for. Melissa Blackburn helped Heidi create her perfect dress by taking apart and reassembling jewels from vintage jewelry and J. Crew necklaces. Amazing right? So classy and seems to fit like a dream! The dress was so fabulous in fact, it wound up steering the whole visual direction of the wedding.

We love all the glam elements – glittery masks and a never-ending supply of sparkles, it seems. Heidi specifically wanted every table to be different, so they went nuts creating unique clusters of photo frames, vintage lace, vases, candles, etc. So very fun and Mardi Gras-like.

The prettiest dessert table setup with the gold and cream ribbon wall. Heidi & Jeff actually had a hot chocolate bar with homemade marshmallows to warm up the guests, since it was the end of December, after all! Love that idea for a winter wedding.

Such a spectacular event, don’t you think? Best wishes to Heidi & Jeff!

Photographer: Amelia Lyon / Florist: Kim Tolley and Chalane Wright from Proposals of Utah / Dress: Melissa Blackburn / Catering: Bent Hansen of Cater to You / Decor: Friends & family

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Julia | Room for Dessert on Mar 16, 2011

LOVE her dress! The neckline is gorgeous!

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer on Mar 16, 2011

Lovely, to say the least. I especially adore all the different textures for the cakes display! Would you call those curtains hanging in the background? Or is it all ribbon? Either way, gorgeous.

Laura Wynn on Mar 16, 2011

Gorgeous! and that's the Los Angeles Temple behind them. I agree-wicked awesome structure. :)

shelly on Mar 16, 2011

That neckline is amazing! Love it!

ArticulateArt on Mar 16, 2011

Lovely dress and couple! The photos are awesome - love the focus of the pics!

Tuplanbe - Natalia on Mar 16, 2011

A simple and elegant bride, beautiful photos...*

Tennille on Mar 16, 2011

She looks beautiful, I love the dress!!! The Los Angeles LDS Temple behind them is where I got married! It's a beautiful building that I love. Did they have a separate reception in Utah?

teresa on Mar 16, 2011

her dress is absolutely AMAZING!

Erin Lee on Mar 16, 2011

I agree with everyone else in that her dress is gorgeous! Also, who did their cake?! Did I miss that somewhere?

nina {nina renee designs} on Mar 16, 2011

LOVE that dress, the groom looks great and the chandeliers are perfection!

Kali on Mar 16, 2011

What a gorgeous wedding! I love the sparkle. I also love the very cute dessert table and the banners and ribbon they used for the backdrop. The photos are beautiful and really capture everything so well!

Katie | Invitations by Ajalon on Mar 16, 2011

What a stunning couple. Beautiful photos!

Kristi Wright on Mar 16, 2011

What a gorgeous wedding and bride! Love the photography.

lydia {ever ours} on Mar 16, 2011

i love her gown and of course, the photography too!

lizzie on Mar 16, 2011

i LOVE her dress.

Sara on Mar 16, 2011

I love Amelia's portraits of the couple!!

Camila F. on Mar 16, 2011

The neckline on Heidi’s dress is out of this world. Soooo pretty!

Maren on Mar 16, 2011

Melissa is so freaking amazing!!!! She made my dress, too - I'm a lucky girl. :) I've heard nightmares from a few brides who had their dresses custom made that turned out to be disasters, but working with Melissa is an absolute DREAM!! Like mine, Heidi's gown fits her like a glove and perfectly complements the whole look of their wedding. Stunning photos, as well!!

WedinStyle wedding planner in Vietnam on Mar 16, 2011

How sweet: every detail from the cut out letters to the ribbons... such a beautiful wedding indeed!

Lacey @ Lacey Wagner Events on Mar 16, 2011

that dress is ah-maze-ing!

Orlando Wedding Videographer on Mar 16, 2011

I love the grooms shoes!

Sabina on Mar 17, 2011

They look like an unique couple.

nicole on Mar 17, 2011

Such a beautiful couple!!! Beautiful dress, pictures and party! Love it.

Weddingish on Mar 17, 2011

What a fabulous idea for that dress! And I love how it set the theme for the entire day. Gorgeous, gorgeous inspiration.

Alison Fischer on Mar 18, 2011

Gorgeous Images !!!!

Alison Fischer on Mar 18, 2011

Gorgeous Images !!

Caitlin Jones on Mar 19, 2011

her dress! her ring! i can't get over it!!

Emily on Mar 23, 2011

This wedding looks like it was staged!! It's that good! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous details....I'm in love.

la sorciére du logis on Mar 24, 2011

First impression : The building look like a temple... I look at the dress : hum hum, a modest wedding dress, and finaly the place: proposal of Utah. Bingo ! A mormon wedding :) a french mormon, that LOVE your work (but is already married, and not rich enought for this kind of wedding)

Alyx on Apr 4, 2011

A wonderful couple ... and a beautiful wedding !! :)

Ming-Chi on Jun 8, 2011

Lovely wedding! What surprises me the most is the geometric pattern of the building behind you. The character 囍 in Chinese means 'Double Happiness' for a Chinese wedding. Wish you much happiness in your marriage :D Wikipedia:

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Kaitlyn on Feb 18, 2012

I noticed that it said her dress was custom made, who was the designer? It's beyond beautiful!

Stephanie on Feb 17, 2013

I want the dress really bad, seriously.

kellyadams photography on Mar 14, 2013

How romantic! Beautiful couples and amazing photography. I like the whole concept. Cheers.

seo Techniques on Apr 25, 2013

Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I'm trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Tamatha on Dec 30, 2014

Where did you get the "Just Married" Flag/banner?

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